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“Very welcoming great little hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Buena Vista Motor Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District)   |  
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Ranked #110 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 hotel reviews
“Very welcoming great little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location five minutes walk from Fisherman's Wharf. Staff were excellent. Thank you very much to the man at reception who helped us with further accommodation at Yosemite. Breakfast is in the reception area which is a bit small or you can take it to the third floor into a lovely sun room. We also were able to have free parking which was wonderful and left us to enjoy Sanfransico on local travel options. There was also free wi-fi. The only downside is there are no fridges in the rooms.

  • Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was clean (but dated) and the staff was incredibly helpful. There was a free breakfast, but it was very minimal. The location is great just a short walk to Ghirardelli, Lombard Street, and the waterfront. The hotel is a great value considering the location and ample free parking.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was clean. Staff was friendly. The staff could have been more knowledgeable about general inquiries such as nearby shopping ,food delivery, etc. For example I was caught off guard with how low the temps would be and i asked if there was a shop nearby where i could buy a sweatshirt and the staff member I asked had no idea if there was one in the area. Overall satisfied with the room for the price. Good location for my needs

Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights. The decor looks like it hasn't changed since the seventies but everything was clean and worked as expected. We found it quiet and spacious. We didn't have much interaction with the staff but the guy at counter was friendly and efficient. The breakfast was a fairly decent continental offering.

Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place surprised us, we loved the location, not far from the front to get amazing views of the Golden Gate Brideg and Alcatraz, the hotel was pleasant and clean, nice polite and helpful staff, breakfast was good and perfect for traveling by bus into the centre and visiting around, the number 30 bus runs a block away from Chestnut/Gough, also a walk up Lombard to see the famous crooked street, really good views. Some nice restaurants locally, quite pricey though but nice food.

Room Tip: Quiet for a City hotel, nice and clean too.
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  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good hotel but There is a lot of noise from the street, I didn't like the staff they weren't friendly, bathroom too small and old and the free parking also too small and limited no Refrigerator and no Bottles of mineral water complimentary that's all

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We were told by a previous guest to ask for a room in the back (quieter due to noisy busy street)with a full bathroom counter( more space ). It worked out very well for us. The previous guest had trouble with noise and construction/redecorating mess. We found Buena Vista staff very friendly and our room very clean. We used the convenient garage one night. The continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise of fresh pastry assortment, cereals, fruit, coffee, teas and juice. Free wifi. Nice toiletries. Comfortable King bed. Nothing fancy. Basic, good quality and everything we needed and wanted. I prefer vrbo so we have a refrig but no vrbo were available on short notice. Seemed expensive,but not for San Francisco Marina District I guess. Price varies on different days of the week, so pay attention.

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Additional Information about Buena Vista Motor Inn

Address: 1599 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Buena Vista Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Motor Inn is an exceptional value hotel, offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, a convenient Lombard Street location in San Francisco's Marina, and exciting Bay Area packages. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Motor Hotel San Francisco
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